With the high demand for graduates specialising in Early Childhood education, Horizon Campus has gained a strong reputation for excellence in topping the list of delivering one of the best Early Childhood Education degrees offered in Sri Lanka at present.
The degree awarded by Asia e University (Malaysia) spanning a duration of three years is accredited by the University Grants Commission (UGC)and is internationally benchmarked and approved by the Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education and the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).
As such, Horizon Campus graduates completing this degree are poised for an abundance of top notch career opportunities in the sphere of early childhood education. The degree immediately stands out for its multi-tiered curriculum combined with top-tier teaching opportunities, clinical experience and internships that allow graduates to engage fully with “real life” scenarios, with courses focused on innately understanding all aspects of dealing with the young child.
Working with top scholar faculty members, graduates are offered a comprehensive course schedule that delivers a curriculumthat covers the education on the whole child. Students focus on learning about who the young child is, as well as the best ways to support their educational goals. As educators they learn to Engage, Plan, Integrate and Communicate.
From the child’s environment, to their cognitive and social development, graduates are offered an impressive array of coursework,ranging from child development to psychology as well as topics on classroom best practices, classes on assessment, foundations of education and curriculum planning, thereby empowering students with the depth and breadth of knowledge to successfully manage the educational aspect of a young child.The programmes also help students learn how to design and manage childcare settings which meet the developmental needs, interests and abilities of young children while providing them a safe and healthy environment.
Students will learn to apply this knowledge as they learn to create high-quality early care and educational programs that focus on developing appropriate learning experiences for young children.
With the solid partnerships that Horizon Campus has with local schools and other educational settings means students are given the practical knowledge that include internships, specialty seminars and teaching opportunities all of which gives them the tools needed to be successful in diverse educational settings, ranging from teaching young children, including those with special learning needs.
Small class sizes foster a collaborative, reflective, learning community where students integrate theory and practice, including field experiences. This degree therefore not only prepares students for education in early childhood education but also early childhood leadership and advocacy and business and management.Students benefit from an experienced lecture teamwho are made up of top professionals in the field.
Upon program completion, graduates have several career options ranging from pursuing work as pre-school teachers or administrators as well as in childcare services for primary-aged children.
Mr.Upul Dharanagama Chairman of Horizon Group of Companies stated “Since early childhood education sets the stage for the rest of a young person’s life, every area, emotional, physical, social, spiritual, and mental, translates into the growing demand for early childhood teachers. Teaching is anyway a noble profession, even a calling.
To teach young children from birth to third grade requires energy, passion, and commitment.The emotional, physical, and mental effort to teach the young requires robust training and moral perseverance.With increasing demand for quality teachers, coupled with research findings on the importance of early childhood development, our campus is geared to train smarter, better and higher-skilled teachers.to meet this challenge.
Our overall aim is to prepare and produce competent teachers of young children and accomplished trainers that will meet the requisite talent our country badly needs for this very important profession.